The embossing folder is an old one and I've only used a small part here, selecting the words I wanted to appear in the aperture.
The holly leaves in the sketch are replaced by two glittery birds and they are perched on a banner of seasonal berries, used instead of the sentiment, keeping the focus on the text in the embossing. Lots of texture in this card, as the red cardstock is also slightly textured
However, it is still quite flat for posting. To be honest I made the aperture part of the card quite a while ago, didn't know what to do with it but liked it too much to condem it to the bin. I am so glad I didn't as IM very happy with how this turned out -clean lines, crisp white embossing and just a touch of bling!
Hope you feel in the mood to create a little bit of Christmas magic on a cold February day too. I'm going to enter my card in the challenge at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge, where it is decorate a corner; those little birds are decorating that corner I think.